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The right to register versus the right to vote; [1965]

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Title:The right to register versus the right to vote; [1965]

From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; This document discusses the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Congressional Challenge and the Voting Rights Act of 1965." It explains that if the act passes, but the election challenge fails, the result could be more violence and intimidation of African Americans at the local level. It also outlines the political and social significance that a successful Congressional challenge would have in this instance.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Subjects:Gray, Victoria, 1926-2006 | Civil rights movements | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Political participation | Politics, Practical | Voting | United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965 | Voter registration | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | African Americans--Suffrage--Southern States | Elections--Mississippi | Boycotts--Alabama | Contested elections--Mississippi | Voter intimidation--Mississippi | Mississippi. Constitution (1890) | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298 | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Box 3, Folder 8, M336 Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of USM - Historical Manuscripts.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

Forms part of the Michael J. Miller Civil Rights Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Persistent Link to Item:http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/manu/id/3648/rec/1